December 8, 2015

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Round 1

  1. What ’90s hip-hop band’s name is a reference to the H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau?
    House of Pain
  2. Who is the only President of the United States to have been administered the oath of office by a woman?
    Lyndon B. Johnson
  3. The “Hot Brown” sandwich is a regional specialty originating in what U.S. city?
    Louisville, Kentucky
  4. What was the name of the gangster movie watched by Kevin McAllister in Home Alone?
    Angels with Filthy Souls
  5. The two semifinal games in NCAA Division I football rotate among what six major bowl games?
    • Rose Bowl
    • Orange Bowl
    • Sugar Bowl
    • Fiesta Bowl
    • Cotton Bowl
    • Peach Bowl
  6. The English word “myriad”, meaning “very many”, derives from an ancient Greek word for what specific number?
    10,000

Round 2

  1. What type of soap derives its name from a region of Spain?
    Castile
  2. What are the proper names for lines of latitude and longitude on a map?
    Parallels (of latitude) and meridians (of longitude)
  3. An Atari game released in 1982 based on what movie is commonly cited as the worst video game of all time?
    E.T. the Extraterrestrial
  4. What Rita Hayworth movie is briefly shown in The Shawshank Redemption?
    Gilda
  5. Besides Switzerland, what other country uses the Swiss franc as its official currency?
    Liechtenstein
  6. Name the five U.S. states that have territory in both the Eastern and Central time zones.
    • Michigan
    • Indiana
    • Kentucky
    • Tennessee
    • Florida

Round 3

Name the web site for each bookmark icon. All are from Alexa’s top 200 sites visited by United States users.

  1. Yelp
  2. Vimeo
  3. Time Magazine
  4. SoundCloud
  5. GitHub
  6. Adobe
  7. The New York Times
  8. Kickstarter
  9. PayPal
  10. Los Angeles Times
  11. Craigslist
  12. Nordstrom
  13. eBay
  14. LinkedIn
  15. Tumblr
  16. Huffington Post
  17. Blogger
  18. Pinterest
  19. WordPress
  20. The Guardian
Bonus: Which of these sites has the oldest registered domain name?
Adobe (registered Nov. 17, 1986)
Bonus: Which of these sites has the newest registered domain name?
Pinterest (registered Nov. 26, 2009)

Round 4

  1. How many total votes are there in the U.S. electoral college?
    538
  2. What two countries occupy the Caribbean island of Hispaniola?
    • Dominican Republic
    • Haiti
  3. What comedian was the first to record a stand-up album selling over a million copies?
    Bob Newhart
  4. Name either of the two musical acts who have had music videos produced by the creators of The Ren & Stimpy Show.
    • Björk
    • Tenacious D
  5. What is unusual about the national anthems of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, San Marino, and Spain?
    They have no official lyrics
  6. What production company created the stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman Christmas specials?
    Rankin/Bass Productions

Round 5

  1. What New York landmark exposes people inside to more radiation than is legally permissible at an actual nuclear power plant?
    Grand Central Station
  2. What Indian dish, commonly made with pork, chicken, or lamb, gets its name from the Portuguese words for wine and garlic?
    Vindaloo
  3. What 1980 film shares its name with a fringe religious cult that committed mass suicide in 1997?
    Heaven’s Gate
  4. Across the four major North American sports leagues, what team holds the record for most consecutive championships?
    Boston Celtics (8 championships from 1959–66)
  5. Sal Paradise is the protagonist of what 1957 novel?
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  6. What men’s garment is named after a village in Orange County, New York?
    Tuxedo

Final question (Category: Food)

What packaged snack food brand traces its origins to leftovers at Disneyland in the 1960s?
Doritos